We'll take an easy laid back hike above and along the creek at Sugarloaf. We haven't hiked along this area of the park for over a year now, so most of you will not be familiar w/ it.
It's mixed sun/shade, though almost entirely shaded along the creek, so it's perfect for a Summer Sunday Saunter.
This will be about a 4 mile hike w/ about a 250' elevation gain w/ plenty of time to kick back on the side of the creek, if the grp wants. The rating is easy to moderate depending on your condition. This should be easy for most people.
What to bring:
Vino and cups
Good Hiking Boots/shoes
Layered clothing, sunscreen and hat
Snacks/vino and cups
Lunch and food to share (dried fruit/nuts, chips, dips, cookies, use your imagination - hopefully not too much sugar.) The idea is do a pot luck.
At least 1 liter of water (2 is better) Chill overnight then top w/ ice in the a.m.
Anything else you want to drink (ice tea, juice, beer, etc.)
$5 activity fee
Your sense of humour is an absolute must!
This event is posted on several sites so it's a chance to make new friends.
From Highway 101 in Santa Rosa, exit on Highway 12 East (toward Sonoma). After 2 mi the hwy will end at a signal, where you'll turn Left onto Framers Ln. Go 1 mi on Farmers Ln and turn Right onto Sonoma Hwy (12 East).
Follow Hwy 12E 8.5 mi and turn Left onto Adobe Canyon Rd (At Vineyards Inn Restaurant).
PLEASE NOTE: Meet at 12:30 at Hwy 12 & Adobe Canyon Rd (behind Vineyards Inn restaurant). We'll carpool and caravan up to the park from there.